Daily Archives: April 4, 2012

Bio-Security Plan Shields Herd from Profit Rustlers

Bio-Security Plan Shields Herd from Profit Rustlers

Clifford Mitchell

Cattle Today

The king or keeper of the kingdom built huge castles with a moat to protect citizens in medieval times. Futuristic thinking put the Star Wars fleet of good guys in a remote corner of the galaxy to shield it from the evil empire.

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Busting BVDV Myths

Busting BVDV Myths

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

The effects of bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) are wide-ranging in terms of reproductive issues, adult and calf health, and production.

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Plan Ahead For A Successful AI Program

Plan Ahead For A Successful AI Program

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Many producers feel artificial insemination, or AI, is a way to get the best bull genetics for less. But getting a high AI rate takes planning and the know-how to make it work.

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Cattlefax Believes Pink Slime Cost to Beef Industry- $15 to $20 Per Head in Lost Value

Cattlefax Believes Pink Slime Cost to Beef Industry- $15 to $20 Per Head in Lost Value

Oklahoma Farm Report

Cattlefax Believes Pink Slime Cost to Beef Industry- $15 to $20 Per Head in Lost Value There is a significant cost to the cattle industry that has come from the controversy over Lean Fine Textured beef- or as the media has portrayed it- Pink Slime.

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Beef flap shows power of words

Beef flap shows power of words

Michael Kelly

Omaha World Herald

If you wanted to disparage a food product in the worst way, you barely could have come up with a more disgusting, nauseating, revolting term.

Let alone that it’s unfair. The loaded phrase, nevertheless, is memorable, powerful, easily repeatable and suddenly part of the national lexicon — and it has had a negative effect on the beef industry.

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Common Insecticide Can Hurt Bull Breeding Ability

Common Insecticide Can Hurt Bull Breeding Ability

Wes Ishmael


One common bull management practice could do more harm than good when breeding season rolls around.

“Several pyrethroids can have devastating effects on the semen quality of bulls,” says Dietrich Volkmann, DVM, a professor of food animal theriogenology at the University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

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The pros and cons of late-spring calving

The pros and cons of late-spring calving

Peter Vitti

AG Canada

A growing trend has developed among beef producers who raise cattle in the snow belt. Many cow-calf ranchers have adjusted the calving season until much of the snow has melted and the first green blades of grass have shot up.

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AI Advances in the Beef Industry

AI Advances in the Beef Industry

Heather Smith Thomas

Hereford World

The earliest documented use of artificial insemination (AI) was in 1780 when an Italian physiologist produced puppies using this method. A few other reports of successful AI breedings appeared in the 19th Century, but it wasn’t until about 1900 that extensive studies with farm animals began in Russia.

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Pass the Success

Pass the Success

Jen Gillespie

Angus Journal

There has never been more at stake for those who purchase replacement heifers: the initial investment, outlays for hay and pasture, fuel, labor and, ultimately, consumer demand.

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SD beef plant about to open after years of delays

SD beef plant about to open after years of delays

Canadian Business Journal

A long-delayed South Dakota beef processing plant given new life when Korean investors took over in 2009 is nearly set to begin operations more than six years after it was first proposed.

Land for the $109 million Northern Beef Packers in Aberdeen was first secured in 2006, but financing issues, local opposition, flooding and an economic downturn have repeatedly pushed back its opening date.

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